Richard Porson, Devotee to Dionysus

“Soon after the late Professor Porson returned from a visit to the Continent, at a party where he happened to be present, a gentleman solicited a sketch of his journey. Porson immediately gave the following extemporaneous one:

‘I went to Frankfurt and got drunk,
With that most learned professor, Brunck.
I went to Worts and got more drunken
With that more learned professor, Ruhnken.’”

-Facetiae Cantabrigienses (London: William Cole, 1825), p.4

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